Wednesday, May 31, 2023

1st NECDC tourney: Nagaland beat Mizoram

The 1st NECDC Interstate Friendship Senior Men’s Tournament (limited overs match) hosted by the Nagaland Cricket Association kicked off on Wednesday. The tournament is being held at two different venues: Nagaland Cricket Stadium and Sovima Cricket Ground.
According to a press release of media and commuinication cell of Nagaland Cricket Association, in the inaugural match at Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Nagaland edged past Mizoram with a convincing win after man of the match Khrievitso Kense scalped 3 wickets, giving away only 3 runs in 4.2 overs (3 maiden Overs)
Mizoram team only notable scores came from Joseph Lalthankhuma (12 runs) and Vikash Kumar (17 runs) the only two batsmen to reach a double figure.
The rest of the Mizoram batsmen had a bad field day as the Nagaland bowlers took wickets at regular intervals and did not allow the Mizoram batsman to settle. Tahmeed Rahman and Nagaho Chishi took two wickets each, while Hoponkyu Sangtam, Imliwati and Moakumzuk bagged one wicket each.
In reply, Nagaland team got off to a comfortable run chase as the opening duo of Hem Bahadur Chettri and Yugandhar Singh provided a solid start with both finding the fence at will and scoring 28 runs each.
Mizoram bowlers did not have much to defend on the board and it was only Rinsangzela who managed to take the big scalp wicket of Hem Bahadur but the damage had already been done.
Nagaland Captain Jonathan Rongsen who walked the party and he hammered a massive 6 to win by 9 wickets. The other match at Sovima Cricket Ground between Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh got delayed because of soggy outfield was limited to 40 overs per side.
Meghalaya defeated Arunachal Pradesh in a one sided match with a convincing 8 wickets victory.
Batting first Arunachal Pradesh could manage to put up only 49 runs on the board with Techi Neri top scoring with 11 runs as none of the Arunachal batter could find the rhythm to tackle Abhishek Kumar who picked up 5 wickets in 6 over with 2 maidens and by conceding only 16 runs.
Abhishek took the prized wickets of the top four batsmen and bagged the man of the match award. Arien Bonchang top scored with 19 runs to give Meghalaya a comfortable start to the tournament with a win.
Matches on March 30
Mizoram vs Sikkim.
Venue- Sovima Cricket Ground.
Time- 08:45 AM
Manipur vs Arunachal Pradesh.
Venue- Nagaland Cricket Stadium.
Time- 08:45 A


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